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May 4th to May 8th

Happy Monday and Happy Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you. This starts the fourth week of the fourth quarter.

This week would have been our production of Peter Pan and the 8th graders would have gone to hear a holocaust survivor speak. It would have been a wonderful week at Northwood. Instead it will be a wonderful week of distance learning. Please stay up on your studies and the curriculum calendar.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to myself or Mr. Grossman. We understand that these can be difficult times and are here to help in anyway needed.

Teacher Appreciation Week

As most of you know it is also teacher appreciation week. Our staff at Northwood is fantastic. I cannot stress enough to you how they are here for the students and truly miss seeing them everyday. On Friday, we zoom with every grade level and they comment on what students they have heard from and what students they are worried about because they have not heard from them. Our teachers care and that is what you want from a staff. I am so proud of our Northwood Staff.

Special Request from Mr. Brown, EHS Principal

I received an email from Mr. Brown at the high school. Not only is he a colleague but he is also a friend. I have attached the email below. Please do anything you can to help out the graduating seniors.

Good Morning Everyone –

I hope this email finds you doing well and staying safe. As we continue to look for creative ways to replace many of the memorable experiences our students will be missing out on, I was hoping you could share and promote within your school community (teachers and students) one of our upcoming activities.

Traditionally, the week leading into Senior Prom was a spirit week at Elyria High. The senior class wanted to keep the tradition going with a spirit week even though the likelihood of having a Senior Prom in the next couple of months isn’t looking very good. The Senior Prom was scheduled for Saturday, May 9th which means spirit week is next week already.

Here are the daily themes:

· Monday, May 4th – Elyria Pioneer Day – School colors

· Tuesday, May 5th – Tacky Tourist Tuesday – dress like you’re on vacation

· Wednesday, May 6th – Wacky Wednesday – dress crazy

· Thursday, May 7th – Throwback Thursday – dress in your favorite decade

· Friday, May 8th – Fashion Show Friday – dress to impress (formal)

As a favor, could you please encourage your students and staff to show their support to the graduating Class of 2020 by participating throughout the week. Having your students and staff, in the designated daily theme, holding homemade signs, banners, messages to graduating seniors would touch the seniors beyond words. The pictures can be emailed to the and we will share them through our district’s various social media outlets.

Thanks so much for your help, and please let me know if there are activities within your respective building’s the high school can help with.

Pioneer Proud,


Virtual Office Hours

Just a reminder that our staff members will be available during the day to answer questions and help students. This can take on many forms like participating in Zoom rooms, connecting on Google classroom, sharing information on google docs, etc. Below is a list of the times they are having "office hours". If your student or you have questions outside these hours, please feel free to email them as all staff will be checking email multiple times throughout the day.

Name followed by office hours

Mrs. Adams 12-2

Ms. Aguinaga 9 -11

Mr. Arno 10-12

Mrs. Banjoff 10-12

Mr. Basinski 8-10

Mr. Behrendt 10-12

Miss Bevelacqua 10-12

Mr. Black 12-2

Mr. Bloomfield 12-2

Mr.. Burnett 9-11

Mrs. Chachko 9-11

Mr. Chizmar 8-10

Mr. Cseh 10-12

Miss Davis 12-2

Mr. Diedrick 10-12

Mr. Grossman 8-10

Miss Jahnigen 11-1

Mrs. Johnson 9-11

Mr. Kemmett 10-12

Mrs. Kolenda 2-4

Mrs. Kopp 10-12

Mr. Kostalnick 9-11

Mrs. Kothe 8-10

Mrs. Krysinski 12-2

Mrs. Lawrence 11-1

Mrs. Manion 10-12

Mrs. Marzec 8-10

Mr. McGeehen 10-12

Mrs. Montgomery 10-12

Mrs. Null 9-11

Mrs. Price 10-12

Mr. Quinn 8-10

Ms. Russell 11-1

Miss Saddler 1-3

Mr. Smith 10-12

Mrs. Tessaro 10-12

Mrs. VK 8-10

Mrs. Ward 8-9, 1-2

Mrs. Williams 2-4

Mr. Wise 10-12

Mrs. Yearley 12-2

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a Ray Wilson award winner?

Yes, we are looking at having a virtual awards night. It might be recorded or done via Instagram or Zoom. More details to come later.

Any word on the locker clean out?

We are getting closer to a plan. We have been working with the other middle schools as to when and how. Please stay tuned.

When are you going to change the sign?

Some time this week. I am trying to find a good state question or even a Star Wars question considering today.

Are they handing our computers again?

I believe they are on May 12th. Please check the website.

Expanded Food Service Hours

Aramark Food Service and Elyria Schools are providing free meals to all children 18 years and younger on Tuesdays and Thursdays according to the schedule listed here: